I agree with you lovelylemontree! If I thought my baby-sitter had stolen something I wouldn't have let her come back over. About pets hiding things. My minature dachshund loves to hide things! Especially socks and my underwear. That's what I get for leaving my clothes on the floor! ;D
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Post by starrynight on Oct 9, 2006 14:55:58 GMT -5
I'm glad I'm not hte only one who wonders why the Gardellas let the person they thought had stolen from them back in their house. Not only that, but they want to be able to trust her to be their regular back up sitter? What?!?!
Post by sugarmonkey on Feb 7, 2007 15:29:11 GMT -5
Even though there were way to many coincindences (sp?) in this book, I liked it. I wish the rest of the mystery would've followed along with this type of mystery (another example is The Mystery at Claudia's house). You know, no catching theives or amnesiatic pregnant women. I like how ludicrous those mysteries were, but at times they can be trying because they are so unrealistic.
My mind is in chaos and its only cure is your banging it against a headboard-Mary Ann, Amsterdam! Amsterdam!
^ I agree, that's why I like a lot of the earlier mysteries so much better than the later ones. They started out ok, but then they just became so ridiculous! Even with the coincidences, this is still one of the better ones.
I recently read this book, and I was weirded out by the Gardellas. I know its normal to be attached to your animals and all, trust me I am, but they seemed to be more concerned with them then their own baby. I felt bad for Stacey being accused of stealing the ring, but laughed when she thought she deserved a diamond ring. I think its crazy for a 13 year old to have one, but that's just my opinion.
Maybe it's just the mood I'm in because it's dull and gloomy here lately but I just reread this book and it made me really want to be "part" of the BSC The shopping trip and ride in Charlie's car sounded like so much fun and I liked it how the girls were all supportive of Stacey - with the exception of Claudia who was a greedy jerk towards the end. I also enjoyed all of the baby sitting chapters (I'm one of the rare ones who actually likes reading about the babysitting) with the three different babies. I love reading about babies (you can "give back" the ones in books The Gardellas were weird and the cat on the table still grosses me out but I'm glad I reread this one.
Post by booboobrewer on Mar 23, 2007 21:42:16 GMT -5
lol, my cat also likes to jump up onto the table and lounge. Or sniff out food if it's there. Like macca said, no amount of discipline can really change their mind about that stuff. And like her parents' cats, mine also likes to drink from the bottom of the shower! It is kinda gross but in the end it just makes me laugh.
Okay, the cat stories are really grossing me out But I am the kind of person who would never have pets in the house. I don't think the Gardellas are weird for the cat being on the table (gross to me but to each his own...) but thought it was strange that they seemed to care more about the pets than Tara. And she sounded so cute!
Oh, my cats are always on the table and on the counters. I can definitely see why others would think it was gross, though! They don't get up on the table when we're eating really... ok, one of them insists on doing it, but we put her back on the ground! And I'll stop grossing you out now, aln1982
Post by swinginmonkey122 on Apr 20, 2007 17:52:34 GMT -5
I agree that cats shouldn't be on the table.. my friends cats do that and she just pushes them off. It is kinda funny to watch. But yea, this book is unrealistic. That's what I hate about these books, stuff happening that really wouldn't happen.
I don't mind the unrealistic stuff. If nothing unrealistic happened, there wouldn't be a story at all. I read the books to get a break from my dull daily routine. But it is fun to discuss the unrealistic parts of the books